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Pender Hospital Expansion Ready

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By Michelle Billman

Wilmington, NC – Starting Monday, the Pender Memorial Hospital expansion will be open for business.

The new surgery and endoscopy center boasts two operating rooms along with preparation and recovery areas.

Spokesperson Jennifer Meyers says that in addition to updated equipment and more space, the new center in Burgaw will provide another important benefit.

"One of the advantages to having a wonderful, brand new facility is that it's much easier to recruit physicians to come to the hospital to work."

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center gave $2-million and community members donated more than $50,000 for construction. The center will specialize in podiatry, orthopedics and urology.

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